f377eccc80abff63936cf647595791af Barbie Botox: The Most Viral Trend of 2024

You must be curious about a phrase ‘Barbie Botox’ that has been used by all TikTok girls nowadays. A process that is deemed to give you a delicate bearing of a doll. 

Barbie Botox, also known as ‘Trap Tox’ is a cosmetic process that has been popularised by influencers like Isabelle Lux and some others as well. 

Botox and other skin treatments including neurotoxins are primarily used to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the face. 

Are you interested in learning about the most viral trend of 2023 when it comes to skincare? If yes, then this piece of blog is for you. 

Here you will get to know about the newest TikTok craze.. 

What is a Barbie Botox?

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Barbie Botox also referred as ‘Trap Tox’ is a botox to the trapezius muscles. The trapezius muscle is a large fan shaped muscle that goes along the back of the neck and then along the back of the shoulder. On these muscles, we hold a lot of tension. That is the reason that it can be quite bulky as compared to other muscles. 

Moreover, these muscles can lead to tension or pain in the neck, shoulder and upper back area. 

For this reason, Barbie Botox is a unique approach that aims to achieve a slimmer appearance in the shoulder, neck, and upper back. 

However, it is important to notice here that Barbie Botox is not an FDA approved procedure. And most of the individuals go for ‘off-label’ Botox injections into the shoulder muscles.  

How does Barbie Botox work?

The intriguing ‘Barbie Botox’ entails a strategic injection of neurotoxins like Botox Cosmetic or Dysport directly into the upper trapezius muscles. The main goal of this process is to alleviate hyperactive and constricted spasms with the group of muscles.

While the nickname ‘Barbie Botox’ originates from the noticeable effects of this intervention that is: a relaxing of the shoulders and a lengthening of the neck, which, in turn, results in a sleeker and more slender upper torso. 

So it is important to clarify that the term ‘Barbie’ is somewhat misleading here because the true intent in this treatment is  to address the underlying spasticity in the trapezius muscle. 

What exactly does Barbie Botox exactly do?

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Barbie Botox is for those individuals who does not like the bulky shape of their shoulders and experience extreme pain in the trapezius muscle. 

Individuals who wants a more slender neck, they can get a Botox in one area of the trapezius that will help them to relax the bulky muscles. This is what a Barbie Botox exactly works. Within a month or so, patients feel relaxed and comparatively less tension in that part of the neck area and shoulder, while elongating the neck and making it more slender. 

Why Do Patients Want Barbie Botox treatment?

As the word symbolises, the concept behind the ‘Barbie Botox’ trend is pushed forward by the release of the Barbie movie release in July 2023. 

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Barbie does not have trapezius muscles and has a long neck with slender shoulders. So women inspired by Barbie’s appearance seek to relax their trapezius muscles with Botox treatment in order to mimic a Barbie neckline. 

If we look at Barbie doll we can easily see that she has no trapezius muscles and also lacks any elevation from the shoulders to neck. All these specific muscles are somehow associated with a desire for a certain type of femininity.  

How Long the Effects of Barbie Botox Lasts? 

Knowing about the long lasting effect of every treatment is very important. However, the transformative effects of ‘Barbie Botox are temporary and last up to 3 to 4 months. While sustaining the desired results need periodic maintenance. 

Moreover, the treatment is entirely reversible and with consistent sessions, the trapezius muscles gradually regain their original shape and mass. 

Are there any risks associated with Barbie Botox?

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Just like all other treatments, always ensure you’re going to a professional and licensed medical professional or dermatologist when going for injections like Botox, Xeomin, and Daxxify. Although these injections are only FDA approved for the face and injections so using on any other part of the body are deemed ‘off label’ and at the judgement of the medical professional. 

And if it is injected inappropriately, it can weaken the trapezius muscle. 

Final Thoughts on Barbie Botox

Barbie Botox gained popularity after the release of the latest Barbie movie in July 2023. And then it became a viral trend in the beauty and skincare industry when a famous TikTok influencer spoke of it. 

So if you’re planning to get them then make sure to consult a professional and licensed dermatologist in your town.